Table 6_3_12-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 6_3_12.1
Overweight children and teens ages 2–19 who were told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight, United States, 1999–2002 and 2003–2006
Population group2003–20061999–2002
EthnicityMexican American43.02.537.22.9
Non-Hispanic, Black44.42.443.42.6
Non-Hispanic, White36.92.734.93.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor43.63.344.84.3
Near poor/low45.02.932.23.7

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_3_12-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.